DIY Ideas

Installing My Own Thermostat – Good Idea?

Lots of online DIY blogs will give you tips for installing a new thermostat in your home by yourself. Aspects of installing a new thermostat, like attaching the new base to the drywall, are simple for most homeowners with a bit of experience with a drill and drywall anchors. Other parts of [...]

2020-09-18T16:51:13+00:00September 12th, 2020|AC Facts, DIY Ideas, Money Saving Tips|

3 Steps to Ready Your Air Conditioner for Warmer Weather

It won’t be long until summer arrives. This means that your air conditioning system will need to be ready to go on a moment’s notice. We suggest you take a few minutes to perform some quick and easy maintenance steps. Below are three things you can do now to prepare your air [...]

2020-03-09T23:46:12+00:00March 6th, 2020|AC Facts, Air Purification, DIY Ideas, Money Saving Tips|

A Healthy HVAC System Is Good for You!

February is a busy time for doctors and veterinarians—it’s the peak season for dog flu and human flu! I know a lot about both, since a) I’m a dog, and b) hang around a lot of humans. But did you know there’s another member of your household that can also get “sick” [...]

2020-02-24T21:23:12+00:00February 10th, 2020|AC Facts, Air Purification, DIY Ideas, Heating|

HOW TO STAY WARM THIS WINTER

Want to keep yourself comfortable this winter at minimum energy costs? Discover these seven (7) incredible ways to stay warm these cold months without crippling your bank account. Stop Air Leakage First things first: block the cold wind from entering your home. These cold months, the outdoor temperature in Waco, Texas can [...]

2020-01-07T23:00:34+00:00January 7th, 2020|AC Facts, DIY Ideas, Heating, Money Saving Tips|

DIY AC Maintenance

WHAT YOU WILL NEED / Information Cost: $50.00 to $100.00 Time Needed: Less than half a day Tools and Materials: Screwdriver or wrench Wet/dry vacuum ($50.00) Garden hose Butter knife or fin tool ($10.00) Rake and/or pruning shears Level Shims if necessary Foil tape ($17.00) Soft bristle paint brush ($1.00) Coil cleaner ($5.50) Hot, soapy water Bleach Before [...]

2019-11-13T22:48:27+00:00November 10th, 2019|AC problems, DIY Ideas|

How Your Backyard Can Affect Your Air Conditioning

An air conditioning system works by drawing heat from inside your home into its refrigerant fluid. This heat is expelled from the fluid via the condenser unit located outside your house. Anything that interferes with efficient running of the condenser also interferes with your AC system’s ability to cool your home. Unfortunately, there are [...]

2019-10-14T17:41:41+00:00October 3rd, 2019|AC Facts, DIY Ideas|

The Importance of Attic Insulation

When installing a new air conditioning unit, it is important to make sure that your attic is sufficiently insulated. Uneven or poor attic insulation can lead to hot and cold spots in your house and a higher AC bill. A well-insulated attic is the best way to increase your home’s energy efficiency. Here [...]

2019-09-25T08:53:50+00:00September 5th, 2019|AC Facts, DIY Ideas, Heating, Money Saving Tips|

Do You Know This Dark and Dirty Secret?

Oh, I hope I didn’t scare you away with that title! Or maybe … I got your attention? Well, you’re reading this, so it must mean you’re interested in hearing this big secret. Okay, I’m just gonna lay it out there, give you the real dirt, which is that … DIRT is [...]

2019-09-25T08:49:03+00:00August 30th, 2019|AC Facts, AC problems, Air Purification, DIY Ideas|

YOUR AIR CONDITIONER IS TOTALLY DISGUSTING—HERE’S HOW TO CLEAN IT

For a central air unit First things first: Make sure the power is shut off. Then, start by cleaning the air conditioner condenser (the outside component of your central AC system) with a vacuum hose and the soft bristle attachment. The fans are what are in charge of actually bringing air into [...]

2019-09-25T08:45:00+00:00August 21st, 2019|AC Facts, AC problems, DIY Ideas|

What To Do In A Cooling Emergency

It’s a scorching summer day. You’ve been outside, and you’re feeling hot and uncomfortable. You can’t wait to come inside and enjoy some cool relief from your home air conditioning system. But the minute you step inside, you can tell something’s wrong. It’s hot and muggy inside, too. Your air conditioning system [...]

2019-08-12T18:12:47+00:00July 5th, 2019|AC Facts, DIY Ideas, Money Saving Tips|